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List of publications of the Amterdam Pipe Museum
(the former Pijpenkabinet)

title, description

price in Euro

Marks of Dutch Clay Pipes from Gouda, by D.H. Duco, 1982.

Merken van Goudse pijpenmakers 1660-1940
Marks of Dutch Clay Pipes from Gouda

727 marks of Gouda pipemakers including their names and dating. This book primarily serves to be used in the field for quick dating of pipe finds. The complete survey of makers' marks is listed below.

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128 pages, over 700 illustrations

€ 20,-

The Dutch Clay Tobacco Pipe, manual for dating and determination, by D.H. Duco, Leiden, 1987.

De Nederlandse kleipijp, handboek voor dateren en determineren
The Dutch Clay Tobacco Pipe, manual for dating and determination

Manual for dating and identifying the Dutch clay tobacco pipe. The book presents the development of shapes, marks and decorations. In the back it introduces a new, so-called ‘deductive’ dating system, now generally applied in the Netherlands. Indispensable for reference. In 1988 the book was rewarded by the Royal Academy of Science.

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160 pages, 800 drawings and photographs, English summary

€ 50,-

The Tobacco Pipe as a commemorative Advertisement, by D.H. Duco, Leiden, 1993.

De tabakspijp als Oranje-propaganda
The Tobacco Pipe as a commemorative Advertisement

The tobacco pipes as a medium for propaganda for the House of Orange, the Dutch royal family. The first complete survey of commemorative pipes and their social meanings, covering the long period from 1630 to 1990. Apart from being listed, all the pipes are also discussed as to their technical merits their target group as well as their popularity.

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144 pages, 125 photographs

€ 20,-

Monograph on the Royal Goedewaagen factory, by Don Duco, Amsterdam, 1999.

Koninklijke Goedewaagen (1779-1982),
een veelzijdig ceramisch bedrijf
Royal Goedewaagen, a versatile ceramic factory

Reference work on the famous Dutch factory of pipes and ceramics: Royal Goedewaagen. In two hunderd years this small family business in clay pipes expanded to a large factory producing ceramics (artwork and utility ware) alongside claypipes. The products are discussed in the context of history, social backgrounds, design and economic possibilities. Richly illustrated with historical pictures and products.

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224 pages, 324 photographs, 171 marks

€ 55,-

Pipe Catalogue of Goedewaagen from 1906, introduction by Don Duco, Amsterdam, 2000.

Firma P. Goedewaagen & Zoon, Fabrikantencatalogus uit 1906, voorzien van historische inleiding en naamregister
Pipe Catalogue of Goedewaagen from 1906, including historic introduction and extensive nomenclature with descriptions

Reprint of the extensive pipe catalogue of 1906 illustrating several hundreds of clay pipes. The index gives unique information on the original names, the retail prices at the time and production period. Don Duco presents his knowledgeable view on the development of the assortment of this famous Dutch pipe factory.

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126 pages, 461 pipes illustrated

€ 30,-

Guided tour through pipe smoking world by Benedict Goes, Leiden, 1993.

25 Eeuwen roken

Dutch version of the book below.

For more information on this book in Dutch, see our Dutch website;
by clicking on home (at the bottom of this page) and choosing the Dutch flag.

80 pages, 120 photographs

€ 15,-
The Intriguing Design of Tobacco Pipes, by Benedict Goes, Leiden, 1993. The Intriguing Design of Tobacco Pipes

Overview of smoking culture all over the world, illustrated in full colour: a beautiful source of information ever cited on practically every kind of pipe to be found in the world! Also to be regarded as the catalogue of the extensive collection of the Amsterdam Pipe Museum (the former Pijpenkabinet).

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80 pages, 120 photographs

€ 18,-
The pipe-makers in Gouda, their marks and ordinances, D.H. Duco, Amsterdam, 2003. Merken en merkenrecht van de pijpenmakers in Gouda
The pipe-makers in Gouda, their marks and ordinances

Profound study into the history of the pipemakers mark over three centuries, easily accessible with the English summary of each chapter. The complete list of over 1,000 Gouda pipe marks, all illustrated with their variations, holds also the names of the makers working on these marks, including their dating. The ultimate instrument with which to date Dutch clay pipes and trace them to the individual maker. 5 Registers for easy reference.

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260 pages, 1,700 marks, large size (29x29 cm), hardcover

€ 55,-
Century of Change, final flourish and ultimate fall of the European Clay pipe, by Don Duco, Amsterdam, 2004.

Century of Change, final flourish and ultimate fall of the European Clay pipe

Unique study of the design of clay pipes in the period from 1830 to 1940, based on the rare catalogues of the producers. The book discusses the most interesting era in the history of the tobacco pipe: a century in which the figural pipebowl comes to an unrivalled flourish, followed by a decline of the craft. This evaluation is influenced by aspects of fashion, smoking habits, economy and politics. Illustrated with over 300 pages from authentic pipe catalogues.

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192 pages, 363 illustrations, full English text

€ 50,-
Monograph on opium history and culture, by Don Duco, Amsterdam, 2006.

Opium & opiumschuiven, een bronnenboek
Opium and Opium Smoking, a source book

Opium and opium smoking is an intriguing and beloved subject. The book is a source book on the subject based on all international literature. It starts with the cultivation of the papaver to the production of opium. The role of opium in the history of the world is shown in the trade and policy, with as climax the two Chinese Opium Wars. Also attention is payed to the use of opium: from the lonely smoker to the luxourious opium den. Never before the opium pipe and its paraphernalia were treated so thouroughfully. Material, symbolism and craftmenship are part of the Chinese applied art. Altogether, a source book on all aspects of opium.

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256 pages, 236 illustrations

€ 29,90
Page from the magazine Pijpelijntjes discussing pipes made by Gambier in Givet, France. Pijpelijntjes

Magazine edited by the The Amsaterdam Pipe Museum, the former Pijpenkabinet from 1975 till 1985 containing numerous articles on tobacco pipes, with special attention to clay pipes. Bound edition in blue buckram with gilt lettering.

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446 pages, hundreds of illustrations, extend index

€ 95,-

Books can be ordered by e-mail. Please mail your order including your postal address. You will receive a confirmation stating the availability of the named books and the price including post and packaging.

After receiving the payment due, the books are sent to the indicated address.

Please use the following codes for bank reference

Bank account ING 310.40.88


IBAN: NL56 PSTB 0003 1040 88

attn: Stichting Pijpenkabinet, Amsterdam, Holland

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